Once again Melanie is sharing her Share Your World questions with Harry Potter aficionado Roger Shipp. So let’s start with Roger’s questions.
Have you ever driven the wrong way on a one-way street? How did this come about?
Yes I have, but it wasn’t intentional. I wasn’t paying attention.
As a kid, did you ever decide to run away? Did you have a plan? Take a pet? Sandwiches?
Of course I thought about running away from home. What kid didn’t? But that’s as far as I got — thinking about it.
You suddenly found you have a hidden talent for playing a musical instrument. What musical instrument do you hope that accompanies your talent? Any particular song?
I would love to be able to play piano and be as talented at it as, say, Billy Joel or Elton John. But my piano paying talents end at “Chopsticks.”
Do you accessorize with jewelry? Have you had any heirloom jewelry passed down through the generations? Is it more ‘keepsake’ or do you wear it on occasion?
Absolutely not. The only jewelry I wear is my wedding band and my Apple Watch.
And now for Melanie’s ordinary “Muggle” questions:
What ingredients go into YOUR favorite salad?
My favorite salad is a simple Caesar’s salad, which typically is made with romaine lettuce, croutons, shredded Parmesan cheese, and, of course pieces of white meat chicken. I sometimes opt for anchovies. And the whole concoction is topped with Caesar dressing.
If you care to, share something that really irritates you.
Donald Trump, Bill Barr, Mitch McConnell, most GOP members of Congress, evangelical Christians, most Republicans, and anyone who supports Donald Trump.
What are your favorite ‘lounging around the house’ items of clothing? Now that a lot of people ‘lounge around the house’ waiting for the all clear in respect to Covid being shown the door, have those lounging items changed?
Before I get dressed for the day, I will lounge around in sweat pants and a sweatshirt and slippers. After my shower, I lounge around in jeans, a t-shirt, and sneakers. For the most part, this has been my “lounging” attire since I retired at the end of 2016, so COVID-19 has not altered my typical daily attire one bit. Take that, COVID!